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Looks like a bug. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

Looks like a bug. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround except the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Looks like a bug. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround except the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Instead of using variables, perhaps it would be enough to use Edit -> Find & Replace -> Replace All on the names. So for example if you character is named "Bladorthin" then replace all occurrences with "Gandalf".

More Find/Replace capability is provided by the Alt Search extension. For example, set a character style for the names.

Looks like a bug. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround except the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Instead of using variables, perhaps it would be enough to use Edit -> Find & Replace -> Replace All on the names. So for example if you character is named "Bladorthin" then replace all occurrences with "Gandalf".

More Find/Replace capability is provided by the Alt Search extension. AltSearch. For example, set a character style for the names.names to make them easier to find.

Looks like a bug. limitation. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround except the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Instead of using variables, perhaps it would be enough to use Edit -> Find & Replace -> Replace All on the names. So for example if you character is named "Bladorthin" then replace all occurrences with "Gandalf".

More Find/Replace capability is provided by AltSearch. For example, set a character style for the names to make them easier to find.

Looks like a limitation. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround except the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Instead of using variables, variables for names, perhaps it would be enough to use Edit -> Find & Replace -> Replace All on the names. to manage them. So for example if you character is named "Bladorthin" then replace all occurrences with "Gandalf".

More Find/Replace capability is provided by AltSearch. For example, set a character style for the names to make them easier to find.

Looks like a limitation. The same behavior occurs with cross-references. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround except the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Instead of using variables for names, perhaps it would be enough to use Edit -> Find & Replace -> Replace All to manage them. So for example if you character is named "Bladorthin" then replace all occurrences with "Gandalf".

More Find/Replace capability is provided by AltSearch. For example, set a character style for the names to make them easier to find.

Looks like a limitation. The same behavior occurs with cross-references. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround except beyond the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Instead of using variables for names, perhaps it would be enough to use Edit -> Find & Replace -> Replace All to manage them. So for example if you your character is named "Bladorthin" then replace all occurrences with "Gandalf".

More Find/Replace capability is provided by AltSearch. For example, set a character style for the names to make them easier to find.

Looks like a limitation. The same behavior occurs with cross-references. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround beyond the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Instead of using variables for names, perhaps it would be enough to use Edit -> Find & Replace -> Replace All to manage them. So for example if your character is named "Bladorthin" then replace all occurrences with "Gandalf".

More Find/Replace capability is provided by AltSearch. For example, set a character style for the names to make them easier to find.

Looks like a limitation. The same behavior occurs with cross-references. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround beyond the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Instead of variables for names, perhaps it would be enough to use Edit -> Find & Replace -> Replace All to manage them. So for example if your character is named "Bladorthin" then replace all occurrences with "Gandalf".

More Find/Replace capability is provided by AltSearch. For example, set Try setting a character style for the names to make them easier to find.searching more precise.

Looks like a limitation. The same behavior occurs with cross-references. Does not work in AOO 4.1.3 either, so probably that functionality was never implemented. Report at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED.

I do not see any workaround beyond the obvious: Avoid using variables in paragraphs where drop caps is needed.

Instead of variables for names, perhaps it would be enough to use Edit -> Find & Replace -> Replace All to manage them. So for example if your character is named "Bladorthin" then replace all occurrences with "Gandalf".

More Find/Replace capability is provided by AltSearch. Try setting a character style for the names to make searching more precise.precise. Maybe even create a different character style for each name.